Intensifying HIV Prevention in Communities Where HIV is Most Heavily Concentrated
The lecture will summarize the state-of-the science regarding cost effective approaches to combing available HIV prevention interventions. This lecture will address how behavioral and biomedical interventions targeting individuals, couples, communities and structural influences should work together and how the cost effectiveness of interventions, HIV transmission in disproportionately burdened communities, and geography should be considered in a comprehensive approach.
David R. Holtgrave, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Holtgrave's research has focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of HIV prevention interventions (including the provision of housing as a structural HIV/AIDS intervention), and the relationship of the findings of these studies to HIV prevention policy making. He has served on an Institute of Medicine panel charged with recommending methods to improve the public financing and delivery of HIV care in the United States. He has also previously served as the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention -- Intervention Research & Support at the US Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Holtgrave has also investigated the relationship between social capital measures, infectious disease rates, and risk behavior prevalence. He has worked extensively on HIV prevention community planning, and has served as a member of the Wisconsin HIV Prevention Community Planning group. More recently, Dr. Holtgrave has begun to conduct economic evaluations of interventions designed to reduce smoking behaviors.